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    We bought a horse this past summer and he arrived at the beginning of August and has beeen fine. Now all of a sudden he is running the fenceline in turnout to the point of not settling down and being really sweaty. They have tried every different field and such... He has been out alone as are most of the horses but they see each other all day. Never a problem before. We did have another mare join the farm but that should not be an issue. He was turned out all summer next to a mare!
    Anyone have any ideas?
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    Probably you have already thought of this, but did you by any chance move the horse who was turned out next to him? I once had a gelding who could form deep, intimate attachments to his turnout buds in a matter of days, and was routinely devastated by separation anxiety.
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    lThey have moved him all over the place trying to make it work. What is so strange is that he was fine and then all of a sudden he was not! Oy!
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    Feed change? Transition off grass as the season changed to alfalfa?


    It sounds like my horse's typical behavior when he gets too much alfalfa. He loves running, but could get frantic about it when being fed too much "horsey crack" as one of my former barnmates called it.


    But I would consider if he was next to a horse he hasn't been next to since the day before he started running the fenceline.
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    Actually, we think it is the addition of some mares within his site! They moved hoim away from them and he is fine...He will be joining a new group within a week or so. He is over the fenceline from them now and it seems okay
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    I recall your search for a new horse
    did you post details (especially the photographic sort )on this guy that I missed?



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    We did get a new horse, actually it took having a young horse on trial to realize it is not what I wanted, shent her packing. It was a mare too! So we got a 1995 Canadian Trakehner 16 hands and very dark baythat evented through Intermediate. He was not as successful as our last at Prelim with his ammy owner but that is okay. He has all the right buttons and is very affectionate and sweet.He has a bit more go than I am used to so we are working on me relaxing and enjoying him. We do mostly trot work now but I am sure we will be cantering soon. He is also sound to jump about 3 foot. He loves XC and trail riding.
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    My daughter's gelding will get all worked up over mares, especially if there are also other geldings who he thinks might get close to the mares. He ran the fence line a lot this summer and ended up on stall rest for almost 2 months with an inflamed tendon sheath.
    He does much better in commercial barns with more geldings.
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    Well, we thought we had the problem solved.. Put a small pen up next to nice field with 5 geldings and it seemed to go well. We put him out there and he is only interested in the geldings on the other side of the fence now! I am at a loss for what to do. Has anyone ever used calmex for a sitution like this? Or any other suggestions would be welcome. I need my horse to calm down and behave himself or they will probably not want to deal with it.. YIKES!
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    Is there a reason he can't just go out with the 5 geldings?



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    He is out with the geldings, he prefers the geldings in the next field..!
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    We are at a loss and we.do not know what to.do...
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    Can he go in the field with the geldings he likes? I don't understand the problem. Eventually, he will settle down if he is with a group once he realizes he's there to stay. If he is turned out separately, then I understand the running the rails.
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    We are trying to figure that out. He never cared before but now he does...he screams in his stall if no one else is in now also....Oy.. :-(
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    How much time have you given him to adjust to each of the new turnout arrangements? I moved my guy in April, and was at the end of my rope while he adjusted. It took longer than I expected for him to get fully acclimated. He hollered, he ran the fence, and he lost weight. It was tempting to swap fields every time something looked like it would not work out, but in our case, time was the answer. He's relaxed and all settled in now. After he settled, we did a month of omeprazole and tapered down. Best of luck, and I hope you can get it sorted out- I know how stressful and frustrating it can be.
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    Well, after one dose of Quiettex he was not running the fence line but walking it. He is still starring up to the next field but he is a bit better. We are going to keep trying this for a couple of days. If he is still not better I am going to try calmex-v, this is what I really wanted but on a Sunday I had to get what I could...
    There is hope. I guess they were moving him often to try and make him comfy instead of letting him work it out.
    Hopefully, this will allow him to be the smart horse he is and calm down and be happy....
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    My guy was being goofy a couple of weeks ago while riding. Same weekend, my friends' two (near Saratoga, about an hour away) were likewise being a bit wild.

    She mentioned something about the grass this time of year having increased sugar. My guy quieted down after a couple of good solid rides. (Although I've been away and will be back on this morning - not sure what to expect! LOL)

    I don't know about the sugar remark, but could it have some bearing on your guy?
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    Kind sounds like you're trying musical pastures, and maybe just let him stay in one pasture for two weeks or so, and give him time to settle before giving up. When he's stalled and calm, sock the hay to him for gut health and weight.

    I also don't understand, he's turned out with geldings but is staring at a different field of geldings? Was he with any of them before?
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